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Sure, the Indiana forward acknowledges, it would have been nice to join the Spurs back in 2007-08 and play with Manu Ginobili, his best friend and fellow Argentine. But there is another lost opportunity he regrets even more. “To have a chance to play with Manu would have been big, but I played with Manu every summer,” Scola said Tuesday. “The chance to play with Tim Duncan, that will always be hard to miss, because he’s my biggest hero.” San Antonio Express-News

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Yet in this era in which the "Big Three" model is hailed as the only path to championship prominence, the more subtle role of a sixth man can often make or break a team's title hopes as well. "It's not as common as you may think, given the success we've had," Ginobili told USA TODAY Sports. "But I understand when 20- to 23-year-old guys don't want to do it. They think they can take the NBA by storm. They want to (get) their numbers. They want to get paid. So I can imagine why they don't want to do it early in their career." USA Today Sports

But as 30-year-old Iguodala sees it, there's more to it than money. The simple desire to start and attain that status, Iguodala said, is something that starts early in most players' lives and never seems to leave. "Guys are wired like that from a young age," he told USA TODAY Sports. "I mean I've been playing basketball since I was five, and you're just so used to just starting the game. Even when you're young, it's 'Starters vs. Scrubs.' That was kind of the (mentality). "If a guy is in front of you, then it's like, 'Well the guy is in front of me so I've got to go get his job.' Really, in the NBA, it's 'I need to get paid like a starter.' A team is not going to say, 'I'm going to spend $10 million for a guy to come off the bench.' A team is not going to do that. Or it's very, very rare." USA Today Sports

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As Ginobili and his Big Three teammates Tim Duncan and Tony Parker read the scripts they were told to memorize for Monday’s commercial filming session at the team’s practice complex, they discovered the spots have a new star. “(Kawhi Leonard) is the go-to guy for the punchlines now,” Ginobili said. “It’s a long day, especially after a tough practice like today. But first you have fun while shooting it, and then you see the end product, and you feel proud of it. “It’s a great job they do with the scripts, and they put us in a great spot to perform well and be funny. We all enjoy it.” San Antonio Express-News

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Delayed by the eye infection of their latest leading man, Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs finally got around to shooting their latest batch of commercials for H-E-B following a long practice on Monday. The Spurs typically shoot the popular spots during the postseason. But with Leonard, whose incorporation last season mirrors his on-court ascent, sidelined for roughly three weeks with a nasty case of pink eye, production was pushed into the regular season. San Antonio Express-News

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After 16 years in the pros, first with the New York Liberty, then the San Antonio Stars, Hammon's bona fides are well established. "She impressed me," Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. "Because of her size. She wasn't the fastest. You could tell she could find a way to become important. Even if she wasn't shooting great one day, but she was smart, one step ahead. The type of player that usually becomes coaches." Bleacher Report

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